Highly-Integrated MIPS-Based(TM) SoC From Ingenic Sets New Performance Point for Power-Efficient and Affordable Devices

Highly-Integrated MIPS-Based(TM) SoC From Ingenic Sets New Performance Point
for Power-Efficient and Affordable Devices

Ingenic and MIPS to Demonstrate SoC in New 10" Android(TM) Tablet at
International CES

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INTERNATIONAL CES - MIPS
Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard
processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile
and embedded applications, and Ingenic Semiconductor, a leading China-based
CPU provider for mobile multimedia applications, today introduced the JZ4780,
a new highly integrated MIPS-Based™ SoC from Ingenic. The affordable dual-core
JZ4780 SoC offers high performance, advanced graphics and other new
functionality, along with ultra-low power consumption. MIPS and Ingenic will
demonstrate the JZ4780 in a new 10" Android™ 4.1 'Jelly Bean' tablet during
International CES, being held January 8 – 12, 2013.

JZ4780 SoC Highlights:

  *1.3GHz+ SoC sets new performance point for power-efficient and affordable
    devices
  *Leverages Ingenic's MIPS-Based XBurst™ processor, with an innovative
    high-performance and ultra-low power pipelining architecture that consumes
    approximately 140mW per GHz under full load
  *At approximately 30mm^2 die size in 40nm, the JZ4780 provides a low-cost
    solution for consumer electronics products
  *Features a video processing unit (VPU) powered by a second XBurst
    processing engine for advanced 1080p HD video performance
  *Highly-integrated SoC includes HDMI, LVDS, audio codec, GPS baseband, and
    other analog/application blocks and rich interconnect interfaces plus
    sophisticated PowerVR™ SGX Series5 graphics IP from Imagination
    Technologies

Demonstration on New Ingenic Tablet at International CES

At CES, MIPS and Ingenic will showcase the JZ4780 SoC in a new 10" tablet
reference design developed by Ingenic. Ingenic will also demonstrate a version
of the tablet that includes embedded LTE functionality from Altair
Semiconductor, with Altair's MIPS-Based FourGee™ chipset. To schedule a
demonstration during CES, contact info@mips.com.

To obtain images and additional information, visit the MIPS Technologies Media
Center for CES at http://www.mips.com/news-events/CES2013/.

Availability

The XBurst CPU and new JZ4780 SoC are available now from Ingenic. For more
information, visit http://en.ingenic.cn/ or contact marketing@ingenic.cn.

Supporting Quotes

"We congratulate Ingenic on its latest accomplishment with the highly
competitive JZ4780. Its combination of high performance, power efficiency and
cost-effective design demonstrates the advantages of the MIPS architecture for
mobile devices such as tablets. Now that the MIPS architecture is completely
supported in Android releases from Google, Android devices based on MIPS can
take advantage of a broad range of applications, while leveraging the long
battery life and great user experience that MIPS can enable," said Gideon
Intrater, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies.

"Combining the elegance of the MIPS architecture with Ingenic's processor
design expertise, we were able to create a device that sets a new performance
point for cost- and power-efficient consumer product SoCs," said Qiang Liu,
chairman and CEO, Ingenic Semiconductor. "We have seen significant adoption of
the previous generation JZ4770 SoC, and our customers are excited to tap the
performance and functionality of this new SoC for their next generation
tablets and other consumer electronics products."

"We are pleased that the new MIPS-Based SoC from Ingenic leverages
Imagination's advanced graphics IP to enable an engaging experience on tablets
and other consumer devices. With the high level of integration and ultra-low
power consumption of this new SoC, Ingenic is demonstrating its ability to
become a true contender in the mobile arena," said Tony King-Smith, vice
president of marketing, Imagination Technologies.

"Earlier this year, Karbonn Mobiles brought to market the world's lowest-cost
Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean' tablet based on the previous generation MIPS-Based
SoC from Ingenic. With its unmatched combination of high performance and
ultra-low power consumption, we were able to create two generations of Karbonn
Smart Tab tablets that feature long battery life, leading-edge features and a
wealth of local content for the Indian market. We look forward to working with
Ingenic and MIPS on future products," said Pradeep Jain, managing director,
Karbonn Mobiles, a leading mobile brand and provider of attractively priced
multimedia phones in India.

"We were pleased to shake hands with MIPS and Ingenic in June 2012 to announce
the debut of our new iPPea TV, an Android 4.0 dongle leveraging a MIPS-Based
Ingenic SoC that brings the new Android experience to any HDMI-enabled DTV,"
said Amanda Senkowski, CEO, iPPea Inc., an Android life applications designer
and manufacturer. "We plan to leverage the new dual core JZ4780 SoC in future
iPPea products. With superb system performance, and enhanced graphics and
video processing capabilities, the new SoC will enable us to deliver even more
compelling Android devices and applications."

About Ingenic Semiconductor

Ingenic Semiconductor was founded in Beijing in 2005 to develop innovative
processor technology. Based on the MIPS architecture, Ingenic designs its own
CPU core called XBurst. The XBurst CPU adopts an innovative micro-architecture
which consumes very little power under high performance operation. Powered by
the XBurst CPU, the company's JZ47xx series application processors are widely
deployed in embedded devices and consumer electronic products including PMPs,
educational electronic devices, eBooks, biometrics and more, with more than 30
million units shipped to-date. For more information, visit
http://www.ingenic.cn/.

About MIPS Technologies, Inc.

MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS) is a leading provider of
industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment,
networking, mobile and embedded applications. The MIPS architecture powers
some of the world's most popular products. Our technology is broadly used in
products such as digital televisions, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players,
broadband customer premises equipment (CPE), WiFi access points and routers,
networking infrastructure and portable/mobile communications and entertainment
products. Founded in 1998, MIPS Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale,
California, with offices worldwide. For more information, contact (408)
530-5000 or visit www.mips.com.

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CONTACT: Media Contacts:
         Jen Bernier-Santarini
         MIPS Technologies, Inc.
         +1 408-530-5178
         jenb@mips.com

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